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J.M. DUNN WAS A RAILWAY SHED WORKER AND EVENTUALLY "SHED MASTER" IN
NORTH WALES DURING THE THIRTIES.

HE WAS FOREMAN FITTER AT 6G , BETWEEN 1935-1939 , AND WAS EMPLOYED
AT MANY OF THE STEAM MOTIVE POWER DEPOTS IN WALES DURING HIS CAREER.

THIS PAGE SHOWS TWO INTERESTING ARTICLES WRITTEN BY J.M.DUNN FOR
THE RAILWAY MAGAZINE.


All details were compiled by John Powell.

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EDITED BY GEOFF POOLE
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J.M.Dunn Bangor shed master at Bangor shed in 1952. (PHOTO : Bill Rear)



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The first article covers the Conwy Valley branch from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

To read the full article as a PDF file or download it to your hard drive to read on your Kindle etc.. CLICK HERE.













Photos of some of the stations taken during the period of the article are shown below along with
Some of the engines that worked the line.



0-6-0 No. 8608 approaches Llanrwst station in September 1938.









0-8-0 T No.7841 (7A) at Bettws - y - Coed station in May 1947 (PHOTO : Camwell)





0-6-0 No. 58375 stands in the yard at Blaenau Ffestiniog with a pick - up goods on September 22nd 1950.
(C.F.H. Oldham)






2-6-2T No.6, at Dolwyddelan station in September 1938.














0-6-0 No. 8376 at Blaenau Ffestiniog in 1934.






Dolwyddelan station in March 1956.   (PHOTO :Camwell)





2-6-2T No. 40209 at Blaenau Ffestiniog station in August 1948.    (PHOTO : Camwell)





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This next article describing Bangor as a Railway Centre appeared in the Railway magazine in 1954.








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Some of the following photos were taken by J.M.Dunn, and various unknown photographers, around the
Llandudno Junction area over various dates.




Two unidentified light engines head for Llandudno over the level crossing at Llandudno Junction
circa 1938. (photographer unknown)






A view of Llandudno Junction probably from a raised position on the station in August 1956.
(photographer unknown)





Engine No. 5994 pulls into Llandudno Junction. Circa 1938.
(photographer unknown)






2-4-2T No.6710 on Llandudno Junction shed (7A) in September 1948 (Camwell)





Llandudno Junction station 1938 (J.M.Dunn)






4-6-0 No.5910 'J.A.Bright' with the "Welshman" waits at Llandudno Junction circa 1938.
(J.M.Dunn)





Llandudno Junction signal box and level crossing taken from the station on September 14th 1949. (BR)





Llandudno Junction September 14th 1949. (BR)







Llandudno Junction station with the shed and coaling stage in the background on September 14th 1949. (BR)





A similar view and date to the photo above. (BR)




Another view of the station on September 14th 1949 (BR)





25277 'Oberon' waits at the water tower at Llandudno Junction circa 1938. (photographer unknown)






Another view of the long - gone level crossing circa 1896 (BR)








A classic view of the depot in the late 1920's (photographer unknown)






Llandudno Junction approach and Queens Road bridge circa 1925 (J.M.Dunn)





Another classic view of the Junction from Queens Road bridge, circa 1925. (J.M.Dunn)





Engine allocations to Llandudno Junction depot during 1926, 1937 and 1948.



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